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The ability to create alternatives to a present circumstance or thinking, derives from the facility of Disconjunctive Association. This is the ability of the memory, to dissect, isolate, reorganize, fabricate, reconstruct or invent impressions and images in various constructs and patterns in any manner, primarily for the purpose of projecting the future, as alternatives to the present conditions like having a bad cough, one conceptualizes a trip to the drug store, or watching a bad TV sit com, one changes the channel. Disconjuctive Association is the ability of all imagination, creative thinking, fantasy, wishful thinking, fabrication and lying, dreams, delusion and every sort of illusion.

Conceptual Objectives

The facility to project the future, as one thinks they need money, and conceptualizes the bank, how to get there, when to leave, how much money is needed etc., is necessary to all action, as the creation of alternatives to present circumstance, and is termed the Conceptual Objective. The Conceptual Objective is association as Comparative States in future, which are alternatives to present qualities and conditions, which dictate and direct activity and behavior, in any given present state or circumstance. If the present condition is getting wet in the rain, the Conceptual Objective is move into the house.

The Conceptual Objective is the facility of either Correspondent or Disconjunctive Association, as the ability to recall or arrange associations in the memory, which are images of future projections. Actions of the body are willed to conform to the conception, for the most part by automatic response, which is learned from past experience, and which is incremental movement of the body, in a direction toward producing the objective. The action of reaching for the orange may be automatic, but it conforms to the conception, and was once learned.

Symbolic Association

Another facility of the Negative Dimension is the capacity of Symbolic Association, as the ability to attach association, of an independent and different character and content, to a subject, which is a sensory reality of any given present circumstance, or of present thinking.